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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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23 reader reviews for Ford Ka Streetka.
  • 1.6i 8v Luxury 2dr

    Daniele Coleau , Gloucestershire . Date: 20/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I loved the look of this car and wanted one as soon as I first saw it - I never thought I'd actually get one, though, but after some encouragement from friends and family, I decided to treat myself.

    I have now owned a 2003 StreetKa Luxury for thee months and I have really enjoyed it as it is the first soft top car I have had. I do agree that it has some rattles and is quite bumpy occasionally, and it drinks petrol quite a bit faster than my previous car, but overall I have no major complaints. I also love the attention when driving with the roof down!

    As for leaks and engine failures, I have experienced neither and hope I never do. The only problem I have had is on two seperate occasions, people have hit my car while it was parked and driven off, leaving me to pay for the damage. I think I need to start choosing where O park more carefully.

    This car suits me perfectly and I am very glad I bought it.

  • 1.6i 8v Luxury 2dr

    Rachael Maddick Date: 07/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have been in love with this car ever since I first caught a glimpse of it. I bought mine last year to replace a KA and I have to say it is fab! The only problems I have had is firstly the driver's seatbelt mysteriously twisted itself up to the extent that it wouldn't wind back in. However, Ford replaced this. The second problem was the alarm had a paddy the other day, and I had to drive home with the alarm going off! But that sorted itself out and hasn't gone haywire since! These are minute problems and I've had it nearly two years I really can't complain. The drive is fantastic, it may be a little sluggish if in the wrong gear, but if you knock it down it really flies. As for handling, you can throw it round a corner and it sticks to the road like glue, fantastic!! Bring on those winding roads! The petrol does tend to disappear fairly quickly, even when driving sensibly, but overall this car is great. A tenner a week is all mine desires and I use it all 7 days. Yes, the ride is noisy but this is a soft top and the sports suspension is hard over rough roads, but what would the fun handling be like if it wasn't so? If you want a conservative, soft, comfortable ride then buy a Merc! I love this car. On sunny days with the roof down it is amazing, the car gets people looking everywhere it goes and I love looking back at it when it's all parked up and I'm off to work cos it makes me smile. It's a fun, good looking car and I wouldn't change it for the world!

  • 1.6i 8v ICE 2dr

    Catherine Toogood , Essex . Date: 25/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my Streetka Ice when it first came out in September 2005. Since then, I have had to use my free RAC membership that came with the car on several occasions, thanks to the engine losing power and the engine warning light raising its ugly head.

    Thank God for free roadside cover when you buy a new Ford. It has been to my local dealership twice to be fixed, as the first time they didn't believe I had a fault because their computer couldn't detect it (whatever happened to looking under a bonnet?) and it turned out that the twp oxygen sensors were faulty.

    The garage fixed my car under warranty, but it still loses power every now and again, and the steering is very skittish. Like everyone else, I find it guzzles petrol for such a little car, especially when you have the roof down, and the turning circle is terrible.

    The boot space, however, is fab, even when the roof is down, and the car looks great with the roof off. The inside is pretty basic and the seats are uncomfortable as hell, but the six-CD multichanger is a bonus, and the speaker sound quality is quite good.

    Overall, I'm not too impressed considering I've had second-hand Kas in the past and never had a problem with them. I'm possibly looking at swapping it for a Vauxhall Tigra.

  • 1.6i 8v Red 2dr

    Nicola Pinnington , Herts . Date: 15/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I got an excellent deal on a brand new Streetka which I acquired in January 2006. Overall I am very pleased with the car, especially due to the great deal Ford had at the time.

    Negatives about the car include a poor turning circle for a tiny car, and it can be quite thirsty. Some people have had problems with the roof leaking, but I have had no problems whatsoever. It is also very easy to put up and down when you know how. It can be fairly noisy with the roof up driving at speed, but i don't think this would be any different with any other convertible.

    On the plus side, the interior is lovely and the six disc CD changer is great. The sound quality of the standard speakers is absolutely fantastic, very impressive. It is nippy with a light load and does attract attention, particularly with the roof down. The boot space is adequate, can't fit large items in very easily.

    Overall, I am pleased with the car. It can be thirsty and because it is low with sports suspension, the ride can be bumpy but then again it handles very well and looks lovely and sporty.

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